Senior Engineering Technology students have been working hard on putting into practice their engineering skills by completing a capstone project during their first semester.
As juniors, these students studied the design process as well as Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) system using AutoCAD-mechanical, Inventor Solid Modeling software, Revit, and Corel DRAW. They have studied basic electrical and circuit design, Arduino programming, and how to use 3-D printers. All things that help them when they are called upon to complete their capstone project and eventually work in the field of engineering.
As seniors, their assignment is to design and make a project, of their choice, using the tools and skills they have learned. The students must make a presentation of their completed project in front of local employers who offer feedback.
Seniors presenting their projects this year:
Cole Brunswick designed an electric long board. You can watch his video on our Facebook page. Click on videos.
Blade Buschur designed and built an infinity table. The table will be used as a power source and functional piece of furniture.
Adam Faber researched green energy for his capstone project. He then designed and built a solar powered generator.
Skyler Fokine created and designed an electric mountain board. Skyler’s board is designed to go off road.
Cole Hall designed an electric long board. You can watch his video on our Facebook page. Click on videos.
Evan Harlamert completed his capstone project by designing and building a utility trailer. Not only did Evan utilize his engineering skills (Autodesk Inventor), he also had the opportunity to develop his welding skills when he assembled the trailer.
Matthew Longfellow’s capstone project was a solar powered RC boat. He designed it on the computer and then 3D printed it and added the electronics.
Brendan Miller invented a new type of drone packaging. Brendan ran into some technical difficulties when his drone got stuck in a tree 60 feet in the air.
Sutton Rose created a wheelchair brake.
Cole Steinbrunner purchased a bicycle and then designed and added an electric motor to create an electric bicycle. The finished bike could reach a top speed of nearly 30 mph.
Troy Stucke designed and built a guitar for his capstone project. The guitar can actually be played.
Alaina Young designed and built a remote control (RC) car.
To finish out their senior year, during the second semester the students will work along side an engineer at a local business to further enhance their skills.
Thank your to all the employers who volunteered their time watching the presentations and offering your support.